Finance and Strategy Senior Analyst - People & Counsel

  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

Block is one company built from many blocks, all united by the same purpose of economic empowerment. The blocks that form our foundational teams — People, Finance, Counsel, Hardware, Information Security, Platform Infrastructure Engineering, and more — provide support and guidance at the corporate level. They work across business groups and around the globe, spanning time zones and disciplines to develop inclusive People policies, forecast finances, give legal counsel, safeguard systems, nurture new initiatives, and more. Every challenge creates possibilities, and we need different perspectives to see them all. Bring yours to Block.

Job Description

The Finance & Strategy Senior Analyst will work as a member of Square's Foundational Finance & Strategy team. You will support and partner with Square's Foundational (G&A) functions, specifically People (HR) and Counsel (Legal) teams. You will also work with other Finance & Strategy team members and directly influence elements of Square's operational execution and financial forecasting. You will also help provide important insights to inform decisions and execution regarding Square's investments across the People and Counsel functions. This position can sit in any of Square's US offices or be remote from any US state with the exception of Alaska.

You Will:

  • Apply an analytical approach as a finance partner to support the People and Counsel organizations in strategic decision making and building these functions for scalable, enterprise-level operating efficiency

  • Work with key decision makers across Square and within the People and Counsel teams to optimize financial planning processes, policies, and the implementation of key team initiatives

  • Lead long-term and annual planning and maintain operating expense budgets / processes to ensure investment allocation and resources are in alignment with Square's strategic priorities

  • Develop key performance metrics and new analytical insights to track team-specific and company-wide trends, identify opportunities, make recommendations, and collaborate across all levels of the organization

  • Build strong partnerships with senior stakeholders through numerically-driven insights and analysis; create and deliver presentations for the executive team members, board members and other key stakeholders


You Have:

  • 3+ years of relevant FP&A experience (corporate FP&A experience preferred but will consider backgrounds in investment banking, private equity, and finance-related consulting)

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Business, Economics, or other relevant field

  • Experience with Excel (can perform complex functions); there will be a case study.

  • Experience with the payments industry and a commitment to Square's mission

  • Experience with Hyperion / SQL / Tableau / Looker

Additional Information

We’re working to build a more inclusive economy where our customers have equal access to opportunity, and we strive to live by these same values in building our workplace. Block is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other legally protected class. 

We believe in being fair, and are committed to an inclusive interview experience, including providing reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. We encourage applicants to share any needed accommodations with their recruiter, who will treat these requests as confidentially as possible. Want to learn more about what we’re doing to build a workplace that is fair and square? Check out our I+D page

Additionally, we consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment on our team, and always assess candidates on an individualized basis.


We want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes:

  • Healthcare coverage
  • Retirement Plans
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness perks
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid time off
  • Learning and Development resources

Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD, we build tools to help more people access the economy. Square helps sellers run and grow their businesses with its integrated ecosystem of commerce solutions, business software, and banking services. With Cash App, anyone can easily send, spend, or invest their money in stocks or Bitcoin. Spiral (formerly Square Crypto) builds and funds free, open-source Bitcoin projects. Artists use TIDAL to help them succeed as entrepreneurs and connect more deeply with fans. TBD is building an open developer platform to make it easier to access Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies without having to go through an institution.

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